Marlene L. Donofrio
June 27, 1947 – October 16, 2014
Marlene L. Donofrio, age 67, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family and friends on Thursday, October 16, 2014.
A native Delawarean, Marlene was born in Wilmington on June 27, 1947 and was a daughter of Albert A. Donofrio and Margaret T. Marchello Donofrio. After graduating from William Penn High School, she began working for NVF. Marlene later accepted a position with MBNA where she made her career in data entry. She retired after 20 years of dedicated service. She also enjoyed working in the player’s club at Delaware Park.
Marlene was an exceptional cook and loved experimenting in the kitchen and watching cooking shows on television. She enjoyed traveling and loved cruising with family and friends. She also enjoyed spending time at her beach house in Bethany and looked forward to hosting her friends several times a year. As a country and western music fan, everyone knew she loved Randy Travis. She was happiest in the company of her beloved family, her nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews, whom she spoiled often and loved with all her heart. Marlene cherished being called Aunt Marlene. She will be deeply missed by everyone that knew her.
She was preceded in death by her father, Albert, Sr. Marlene is survived by her mother, Margaret with whom she resided; sister, Peggy Reazor; brother, Albert Donofrio and wife Peggy; nephews, James Reazor and wife Jenny, BJ Reazor and Jason Reazor and wife Susie; nieces, Jeanie Donofrio and partner David Everett and Janis Donofrio; great nephews, Gavin and Owen ; great nieces, Brynn , Gianne and Angelina.
A funeral service will be held at 12 Noon on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 Noon. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.